The European People’s Party (EPP) has included in its European election manifesto a staunch defence of the continent’s Christian values and heritage saying we must preserve our “Christian values and fundamental principles”.
The text reads: “While Europe is diverse and nuanced, we have one thing in common: in every town and city there is a Christian church. Christmas, Easter and Pentecost are holidays we all share. We have to protect our European way of life by preserving our Christian values and fundamental principles.”
The EPP is the largest party in the European Parliament since 1999 and it is the grouping that Fine Gael belong to. Fine Gael’s election manifesto makes no mention of Christianity.